A top Argyle ISD administration official could leave soon for a job in Sulphur Springs.
AISD Assistant Superintendent Deana Steeber has been named the lone finalist to become the new superintendent at Sulphur Springs ISD, AISD stated in a news release May 5. Texas law requires a 21-day period before a district’s board can hire a lone finalist.
Steeber joined the AISD leadership team in 2017 and led the curriculum and instruction department. She worked to align the district’s curriculum and oversaw campus accountability and assessments, the release stated.
“While I am very excited for this new opportunity, I understand that I am leaving a very special place,” Steeber said in the release. “I leave Argyle ISD with great memories from the past six years. I have been fortunate enough to serve alongside some of the very best in the business. I wish the staff, students and community of Argyle ISD the very best and look forward to watching the traditions of excellence and success continue."
Earlier this school year, AISD earned an A accountability rating and score of 97—the highest in Denton County. Steeber also was successful in strengthening instructional support and guidance for teachers with the addition of subject-based specialists in the department, the release stated.
“Dr. Steeber has been an invaluable contributor to Argyle ISD’s Curriculum & Instruction Department during her six years in the district,” AISD Superintendent Telena Wright said in the release. “New career pathways have been added to the career and technology area. Advanced Placement courses have been split from dual-credit courses to ensure more rigorous AP curriculum. The district has also excelled in accountability by earning an A under her leadership."
Steeber worked in other school districts before coming to Argyle ISD, serving as a principal in Carroll and Sanger ISDs. She has 27 years of experience in public education and 11 as a principal at the high school, middle school and elementary levels, the release stated.